Why Essex?

With students from 140 countries, Essex is the world in one place. We're top 20 for the most international student community in the THE World University Rankings 2018. 

Visits to your country

Unfortunately we have no visits planned to your country in the near future. Please don't hesitate to contact your country contact listed below if you have any questions.

Scholarships and funding

Our Norway Regional Scholarship scheme offers £2,000 scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students from Norway. Please visit the links above for further details about eligibility.

Our Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship scheme offers a £3,000 tuition fee discount to postgraduate students from Norway achieving B or above at Bachelor's level.

You may be eligible to receive funding through Lånekassen for your studies at Essex. Please visit the Lånekassen website for further information.

Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for information about additional funding opportunities.

Entry requirements

 

Most of our Undergraduate Bachelor degree courses will consider a 4.0 average from the six best subjects in the Vitnemal/VVO.
 
The majority of our Postgraduate Taught Masters will consider applicants with D from Bachelor degree.
 
Some courses have higher entry requirements as well as other admissions criteria. Please see individual courses for more information or email our admissions team admit@essex.ac.uk
 
We also have a range of Foundation Programmes available if you do not meet these grades. Please visit University of Essex International College for further information.

 

Clubs and societies

The Nordic Society at Essex is a fun and social society that brings together Nordic students and those who are interested in Nordic culture.

Jeg kommer fra Bergen, Norge og valgte å dra til Essex på grunn av universitetets gode rykte og svært internasjonale profil. Jeg studerer internasjonale relasjoner, så for meg var det viktig å velge et universitet hvor jeg kunne få muligheten til å treffe folk fra hele verden. Min opplevelse på universitetet i Essex har gått over all forventning, mye på grunn av alle mulighetene som kommer i tillegg til selve studiene. Allerede fra første uken ble jeg introdusert til «Politics Society», ett av de mange «societies» som finnes på campus, der jeg ikke bare fikk øvd meg i å diskutere politikk, men også fikk mange nye venner. Jeg valgte å benytte meg av universitetets tilbud om å dra på utveksling i ett år, så i dag studerer jeg i Tyskland, før jeg returnerer til Essex. Universitetet tilbyr flere typer boliger, mange spisesteder og ikke minst en nattklubb, alt på samme sted, så det har virkelig en campus-spirit! De som underviser er alltid engasjerte og hjelpsomme etter min erfaring, så man kan alltid føle seg komfortabel å spørre om hjelp. Å velge å studere på universitetet i Essex var for meg bare første skritt i retning av hva som ble en utrolig lærerik, sosial og spennende opplevelse.
Vilde Gravdal BA International relations
I wanted to study at Essex because I knew the University had a strong focus on research. I also liked the fact that the University was close to London and had a very diverse student body. I found settling into student life at Essex very straightforward. For example, when I first arrived at the University, I was met by a student who took the time to show me my accommodation, get my keys, and gave me a quick tour of the campus.
I was particularly impressed with the Department of Psychology, as staff were always available and very motivated to help students. I learned a lot, both from the intellectually stimulating conversations I had with my advisor and from team work activities with other students on my course.
Monica Bernstein  BSc Psychology
Get in touch
Emmi Russell Norway country contact
Telephone: +44 1206 874828